Japan’s population slide accelerates

Bigger drop expected every year until the 2060s

Japan in fresh push to woo Mekong states

Tokyo sees economic and strategic gains from building relations 

Tankan shows lift for Japanese business

Figures suggest economy is gaining pace despite China slowdown

Yen is running out of wiggle room

Bets on the currency falling further could backfire

Abe traps politicians in city to pass bill

Instead of fleeing Tokyo for the beach, lawmakers will debate the country’s pacifist constitution

Sony: eyes this way

The Japanese group’s capital raising sends confusing signals

Fears rise over press freedom under Abe

Heckling of prime minister ignored by news organisations

Teijin spooks mosquitoes and woos buyers

Fear of dengue fever in Japan lift sales of wonder fabric

Composite image of bottles of Dassai-branded sake move along a conveyor at the Asahishuzo Co. brewery manufacturing Dassai-branded sake in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture and soy sauce-flavoured Japanese rice crackers

TPP progress shakes up sake and crackers

Foodmakers and warehouse operators among beneficiaries of looming deal

Japan job market tightest in 23 years

But labour market strength is not feeding through to inflation

Takata CEO apologises for faulty airbags

Reclusive chief defends company handling of problems

Tokyo told to send 1m elderly to provinces

Proposal to ease Japan’s looming ‘care crisis’ prompts backlash

Obama’s big trade bet: What comes next

Tariffs and sensitive industries remain sticking points

Abe reveals three-year Japan growth plan

Strategy for 2016-18 omits tax rises or spending cuts

Japan karaoke rivals target silver yen

Golden era over but machine makers see new frontier in care homes

Bank of Japan shakes up forecast policy

Move to publish individual economic outlooks breaks new ground

Obama trade agenda revived by House vote

Debate over legislation returns to Senate as soon as next week

Obama wins more time over trade fight

Lawmakers vote for extra six weeks to find solution

Throw school gates open to girls everywhere

Partnerships with UK and Japan will help remove barriers to education

Abe approval ratings fall to new low

Japanese prime minister’s military reform push threatens economic agenda